The Bayeux Tapestry is an early medieval (11th century) embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (68.38 metres, 224.3 feet) long and about 50 centimetres (between 18 and 21 inches) high, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, culminating in the Battle of Hastings (14 October 1066). The Tapestry consists of 58 scenes embroidered on linen with coloured woolen yarns. The final scenes are lacking. The Tapestry has a full-size replica in Reading, England, dating 1886 as well as recent projects imagining and recreating the final scenes, for example in Alderney, Channel Islands, or in Geraldine, New Zealand. Also available in French.
French edition: http://archive.org/details/tapisserie-bayeux